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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
- Chapter 16. Probate of Wills and Administration
- Section 480. Payment of Claims.
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. Allowance of Claims.
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. Individual Liability of Personal Representative.
AS 13.16.480. Payment of Claims.
- (a) Upon the expiration of four months from the date of the first publication of the notice to creditors, the personal
representative shall proceed to pay the claims allowed against the estate in the order of priority prescribed, after
making provision for homestead, family and support allowances, for claims already presented which have not yet been
allowed or whose allowance has been appealed, and for unbarred claims which may yet be presented, including costs and
expenses of administration. By petition to the court in a proceeding for the purpose, or by appropriate motion if the
administration is supervised, a claimant whose claim has been allowed but not paid as provided herein may secure an
order directing the personal representative to pay the claim to the extent that funds of the estate are available for
- (b) The personal representative at any time may pay any just claim which has not been barred, with or without formal
presentation, but the personal representative is personally liable to any other claimant whose claim is allowed and who
is injured by such payment if
- (1) the payment was made before the expiration of the time limit stated in (a) of this section and the personal
representative failed to require the payee to give adequate security for the refund of any of the payment necessary to
pay other claimants; or
- (2) the payment was made, due to the negligence or wilful fault of the personal representative, in such a manner as to
deprive the injured claimant of priority.
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